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No libel in email stating employee dismissed for gross misconduct

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Theedom v Nourish Trading Ltd (t/a CSP Recruitment) and another [2016] IRLR 866 HC

confidential information | gross misconduct | defamation

The High Court has held that an employer's email to its clients advising that a named employee had been dismissed for gross misconduct was not defamatory. The employer had a defence to libel because the content of the email was substantially true.